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Study: More US adults using depression-linked prescription drugs

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found an average of 37% of adults in the US were using prescription drugs that carry a potential side effect of depression. The findings, based on a biannual survey of thousands of US adults taken from 2005 to 2014, showed the number of adults using at least three drugs associated with a risk of depression rose from 6.9% to 9.5%, with the rate of depression tripling among them, compared with people who did not use the drugs.

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